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How do I find Webhosts different from Web Registration
seperate webhost from web registry

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Msg#: 3819040 posted 9:11 pm on Jan 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I am a newbie and worried about choosing a webhost that also handles the registration. They seem to be always combined. I just want them to host as I worry about them taking over as registrant because I miss something in the super fine print. What would be a good direction to go to do this. I already have a registered name. Thanks



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Msg#: 3819040 posted 5:26 am on Jan 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Welcome to Webmaster World!

Many folks, myself included, also believe it's a good idea to have a separate registrar and a separate web host. For the reason that you gave -- and many others, such as one or the other going belly-up, etc., etc.

That said, there seem to be fewer and fewer hosting companies that don't also offer domain registry services -- but that doesn't mean you can't keep them separate.

Said differently, I use a registrar that also offers hosting plans.

I have dedicated hosting with a different company. Their primary business and expertise is web hosting, and they offer domain registration as a convenience to those that may want it.

The two companies shall never meet (unless they merge, then I will change one of them ;-)

For suggestions on selecting a web host, here's one older post [webmasterworld.com] from a wise Webmaster World elder ;-)

[edited by: Laker at 5:33 am (utc) on Jan. 5, 2009]

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